Kern Residence was developed by Semple Brown Design and is a massive, 12,000 square foot project located in Castle Pines, Colorado. One of the main objectives of the architecture team was to create a modern and sophisticated building, one that would mirror the personality of the owners. All these, while adapting to the site’s meticulously manicured landscape: “In order to best respond to the site and relate the structure to its context, the entry point into the house needed to be a full story lower in elevation than the arrival point onto the site, thus resulting in the challenge of gracefully bringing the home owners and visitors alike down to the front door through a landscaped outdoor room. The interior spaces are laid-out in a horizontal format with clean modern lines, carrying the language of the exterior inside. There is a strong and deliberate dialog between the exterior and interior spaces created within this project“. Enjoy this project’s overall appearance?
The best architects can create designs which will give clients and the public things they didn’t even realise they wanted, and this is especially important when architects are given the difficult brief of creating structures in much-loved, iconic areas.
A good building should make you want to look at it. Even if not always liked by passers-by, it should always make them feel something. Manchester Metropolitan’s University’s business school is a building that effortlessly fits this criteria. Indeed for many, the building by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios is their first taste of the architecture of Manchester as they travel along the arterial road, Mancunian Way. With its distinct ski-slope roof, and glittering mirrored appearance, it provides a flash of silver, and a dazzling break from the dull greys of the motorway, greeting motorists in a slightly space-age way as they enter the city